After being assessed in our ED your treating team may decide you need to be admitted to hospital for further tests or treatment. If you have private health insurance you can choose to be admitted as private patient to Joondalup Private Hospital.
Whether you choose public or private admission, you can be assured you will be receiving the highest standard of medical care. Some points to note when considering private admission are outlined below.
- As a private patient you will generally be admitted to a ward in Joondalup Private Hospital (with the exception of paediatric and some rehabilitation patients).
- As a private patient you can choose the medical or surgical consultant who will treat you.
- There will usually be some out of pocket expenses (gap fees) as a private patient in relation to pathology, radiology, anaesthesia and pharmaceuticals (if you need these services).
- As a private patient you will receive an estimate of expenses detailing the applicable health fund rebates and gap fees associated with your hospital stay.
It is important to note that once you have elected to be admitted as either a private or a public patient this decision cannot be reversed at a later stage during your admission.
Our Patient Liaison Officers (PLOs) or hospital staff can provide information and help guide you through the admission process and assist with making the best choice for you.